Lake Victoria Safari Western Kenya – 8 Days
Day 1: Nairobi – Lake Nakuru
Depart Nairobi and drive down the picturesque escarpment of the Great Rift Valley for the nearby Lake Nakuru National Park where most of the day is spent viewing game and the extensive bird life that call this Rift Valley Game Park home. Apart from the wildlife, including the black and white rhino species this game sanctuary also boosts of the largest Euphobia candelabra forest in the world. All meals and an overnight stay at the renowned Lake Nakuru Lodge.
Day 2: Lake Nakuru – Kisumu City
A mid morning start for Kericho, the tea growing center of Kenya, stopping at the Kericho Tea Hotel for lunch and an afternoon tour of the tea plantations. An evening drive for Lake Victoria and the its main port of Kisumu City. Dinner and an overnight stay at the Imperial Hotel in Kisumu or similar.
Day 3: Kisumu City – Usenge
The day is spent visiting the various attractions of this Lakeside City including the local museum which is rich in cultural and archeological artifacts, Kit Mikaye – the rock that has a story to tell that is steeped in the mythology of the Luo people, continue to Usenge on the shores of Lake Victoria and attempt to climb any one of the Hills in this area in the afternoon after a lunch of fresh fish and other savories that include local fare. The evening is spent listening to fork-lore by a campfire on the shores of the lake even as your meal or mutton or lamb roasts on a spit in the open. Overnight in a middle class hotel, on a campsite or home-stays.
Day 4: Usenge – Kisumu City – Homa Bay
After an early visit to the shores of Lake Victoria to see the swarming market as fishermen and other trades-people sell their wares we travel back to the city of Kisumu proceeding further south through the plains of Nyakach and sugar cane plantations via Odino falls to Kendu bay for lunch then to Lake Simbi Nyaima. We have a walk around this lake see different types of birds, talk to local people to know much about this magical lake. Continue to Kanjira Hot springs then to Homa bay where we spend the night after visiting the attractions that are found here including interacting with the local people.
Day 5: Homa Bay – Mbita Point
An early drive further south after breakfast to Mbita Point, a major center for insect study that hosts the International Center for Insect Physiology and Ecology(ICIPE), and cross the causeway to Rusinga Island famous as a bird watchers’ island and also home to the late Tom Mboya a prominent Kenyan politicians who was assassinated in 1969 and whose remains were interred in a Memorial Mausoleum on the island. We partake of lunch on the island before driving to Lake Victoria Safari Village for dinner and an overnight stay at this beautiful lakeside resort.
Day 6: Lake Victoria Safari Village
This day is engaged in investigating the local peoples’ culture and visiting the market place and either climbing one of the nearby hills to see the golden sunset over Lake Victoria even as the panoramic view of the lake’s islands and the vast expanse of this great inland sea unfolds before your eyes or spend the day fishing on the Lake together with the local fishermen or take a boating trip to explore the nearby islands of Lake Victoria or Relax on the hotel grounds and take a break from the safari itinerary at sunset you are entertained by local traditional dancers and story tellers. Dinner and an overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 7: Lake Victoria – Lake Naivasha.
An early departure from the lakeside resort of Lake Victoria Safari Village for Lake Naivasha in the Rift Valley. A boating trip to Crescent Island in the afternoon or alternatively a biking safari to Hells Gate for some Rock Climbing experience. Dinner and overnight at one of the many resorts on this lake.
Day 8: Lake Naivasha – Nairobi
The morning is spent at leisure and we depart from the hotel at about 11am for the city of Nairobi which is reached in time for lunch.
The above safari includes :
- All meals and excursions as per the itinerary.
- Park entrance fees in the Game Reserves and National Parks.
- All road transportation and Game drives using custom-made Safari minivan complete with pop-up roof for enhanced game viewing and photography.
- Full board accommodation on Safari.
- Experienced English speaking driver-guides.
The above safari excludes :
- All flights.
- Additional sightseeing or deviation from the itinerary.
- All items of a personal nature such as tobacco, laundry, phone calls, tips and drinks/beverages.
- Extra meals.
- Any other items not mentioned above.
- Medical/Travel Insurance.